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Show simple item record Mokhena, Teboho C Jacobs, V Luyt, AS 2015-10-15T07:57:54Z 2015-10-15T07:57:54Z 2015-05
dc.identifier.citation Mokhena, T.C, Jacobs, V and Luyt, A.S. 2015. A review on electrospun bio-based polymers for water treatment. eXPRESS Polymer Letters, vol. 9(10), pp 839-880 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1788-618X
dc.description Copyright: 2015 Budapest University of Technology. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in eXPRESS Polymer Letters, vol. 9(10), pp 839-880 en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the past decades, electrospinning of biopolymers down to nanoscale garnered much interest to address most of the millennia issues related to water treatment. The fabrication of these nanostructured membranes added a new dimension to the current nanotechnologies where a wide range of materials can be processed to their nanosize. Electrospinning is a simple and versatile technique to fabricate unique nanostructured membranes with fascinating properties for a wide spectrum of applications such as filtration and others. These nanostructured membranes, fabricated by electrospinning, were found to be of a paramount importance because of their advanced inherited properties such as large surface-to-volume ratio, as well as tuneable porosity, stability, and high permeability. The extensive research conducted on these materials extended the success of electrospinning not only to bio-based polymer nanofibres, but to their hybrids and their derivatives. The technique also created avenues for advanced and massive production of nanofibres. This paper reviews the recent developments in the electrospinning technique. Electrospinning of biopolymers, their blends and functionalization using metals/metal oxides, and the potential applications of electrospun nanofibrous membranes in water filtration are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Budapest University of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;15574
dc.subject Nanomaterials en_US
dc.subject Electrospinning en_US
dc.subject Nanofibre materials en_US
dc.subject Biopolymers en_US
dc.subject Biocomposites en_US
dc.title A review on electrospun bio-based polymers for water treatment en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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